Here are some helpful appliance-related tips we are seeing from around the web.
Dishwasher Settings to Try
Your dishwasher comes with other cycles other than normal and Real Simple goes over some situations in which you might want to use these alternative cycles.
Use the sanitize cycle to kill any germs on items, like when a family member is ill. This cycle gives a final 155 degree water rinse in order to kill germs.
Use the heavy wash to clean crusty, baked-on dishes and the top-rack cycle to clean lightly soiled items like glasses from a party. Read about more Dishwasher Settings to Try.
Ice Maker is Making Hollow Ice Cubes
An ice maker that produces hollow ice cubes that shatter and melt quickly is an annoying problem. CNET.com offers some solutions in their Continue reading
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If your ice maker keeps freezing up, it could be due to a faulty water inlet valve. The valve could be letting a trickle of water flow inside the line and into the tube, causing the water to freeze up inside the line or tube. Try to thaw the water fill tube or line. Test the water inlet valve using a multimeter and replace, especially if this problem is reoccurring.
Find a replacement Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve for your Refrigerator.
If your ice maker won’t produce or push out any ice, you may need to replace the icemaker motor. Find a new icemaker motor at http://www.everyappliancepart.com/Category/Icemaker-Parts.
You’ll need to disconnect the icemaker from it’s harness wiring and remove it from your refrigerator (unscrew a few screws).
Warning! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read More
Once, the icemaker is disconnected, you will also need to Continue reading
Your top-freezer refrigerator might not have a built-in water filter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have filtered water going into your icemaker. By installing the GE SmartWater External Refrigerator Water Filter System (GXRLQ) you can have better –tasting and cleaner ice from your refrigerator icemaker.
The system works with most refrigerators and easily installs and is housed behind the refrigerator. Simply turn off your icemaker to attach the line to the filer’s manifold and turn your icemaker back on again. The filter will help reduce sediment, chlorine taste and odor, lead and cysts in the water leading to cleaner water and better-tasting ice.
After six month, replace the filter by turning off your icemaker, and twisting and removing the old filter to replace it with a new one (twist to lock into place).
There’s no need to turn off your water supply, as the manifold contains an auto-shut off as part of its design. Purchase just the replacement filter above , without having to purchase the entire system again at www.everyappliancepart.com.
If you need to install a line to your ice maker from your home’s water supply, you’ll need additional parts like this Copper Tube Refrigerator Water Supply Kit (8003RP) by Whirlpool.
For more icemaker parts and refrigerator parts, visit www.EveryAppliancePart.com.